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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#886 of 1887 2003 Kia Sedona
Mar 17, 2005 (9:12 pm)
Mileage is not a constant, the variables are expotential: but it's history is an indicator of the condition of a specific vehile. for what it's worth?
1)breakin 50to160km = 330km
highway 120km = 330km
vicinity Toronto = 219km
total trip 879K 7.33K/L 16.75 M/USGal
2)Toronto to North Bay 764K 8.77K/L 20.1 M/USGal
3)NB to Sudbury 185K 5.96K/L 14.1 M/USGal
4)NB to Sudbury 369K 7.47K/L 17.0 M/USGal
5) 161K 5.99K/L 14.2 M/USGal
6)NB to Toronto 376K 9.93K/L 21.2 M/USGal
7)Toronto vicinity 588K 8.36K/L 14.9 M/USGal
8)TO. to NB & vic. 549K 7.84K/L 18.6 M/USGal
9)NB vin to TO. vic 581K 7.80K/L 18.5 M/G
10) vicinity 420K 5.46K/L 12.9 M/G
11)NB to TO. & vic 432K 6.64K/L 15.7 M/G
12)TO to NB & vic 465K 7.39K/L 17.5 M/G
13)NB to TO. & vic 513K 7.32K/L 17.3 M/G
14) 599K 6.65K/L 15.6 M/G
15)NB 418K 5.97K/L 14.2 M/G
16)NB to TO & vic 619K 6.65K/L 20.3 M/G
17)NB to TO 379K 7.1 K/L 18. M/G
18)NB to TO. 300K 9.2 K/L 22.1 M/G
19)NB 230K 6.75K/L 9.2 M/G
20) 574K 8.15K/L 17.7 M/G
21)To vic 145K 6.03K/L 7.14 M/G
22) 570K 8.15K/L 18.5 M/G
23)NB to TO. vic 469K 7.57K/L 16.4 M/G
24)TO vicinity 279K 5.6 K/L 13. M/G
25)NB to TO vic 796K 10.6K/L 19.8 M/G
26)TO. to NB 421K 6.29K/L 17.7 M/G
27) NB vicinity 258K 4.3 K/L 15.6 M/G
these numbers represent day 1 to present 23000K=
for comparison 95 Aerostar all wheel drive
454km 6.98K/L 16.5 M/US Gal
422km 6.60K/L 15.6 M/USGal
#887 of 1887 Re: Gas Mileage Dodge Caravan SE 2005 [eta]
Mar 18, 2005 (7:18 pm)
"The city mileage seems especially low -- might be due to using winterized fuel / driving a cold engine?"
Yes, that's right, it was in cold winter, in winter we always have bad numbers, but spring is coming fast, so MPG should improve to better numbers, like numbers other persons posted here about there minivans. The Dodge Caravan 2005 is supposed to have numbers near those of Toyota Sienna 2005 and Honda Odyssey 2005, so I'll continue to check my numbers as the outside temp is raising.
#888 of 1887 03 ODY. MY GAS MILEAGE
Mar 20, 2005 (3:13 pm)
I HAVE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS FROM DAYTON OH.TO TAMPA FLA. MPG. 27.19; 26.22; 24.80; 24.50; 25.37; 25.80; 27.26; 26.94. ALL TRIPS MADE DURING WINTER OR FALL.MY CITY MILEGE RUNS BETWEEN 21-23 MPG.
#889 of 1887 Re: Gas Mileage Dodge Caravan SE 2005 [ntbill]
Mar 21, 2005 (9:47 am)
"1st tank (city): 20 l/100km -> 11.8 mpg
2nd tank (highway): 12 l/100km -> 19.6 mpg"
WOW, 3rd tank (city): 15.5 mpg
Well, I won't do a party for 15.5 mpg, which I still consider a lot of gaz to run, but it's much better than 11.8 and it shows that the fist tanks are not good numbers after all, maybe due to engine break in.
I'll post more numbers after a couple more tanks.
#890 of 1887 Re: 2004 Sienna LE [cybernut04]
Mar 21, 2005 (12:27 pm)
As a follow-up ...
I mentioned in an earlier post that for the first 13,500 miles on our '04 Sienna LE, we averaged 21.3 mpg, and I've been pleased with that. Best sustained mileage was a trip we took last year - 25.9 mpg.
In addition, I just had to make an unexpected trip to Tampa and back (from northern Virginia) - I did the 1,825 miles in three days. I did not employ the best gas-saving driving habits - quite the opposite! I would routinely travel at 10 to 15 mph over the speed limit (and was still passed frequently) and despite the speed, I averaged 25.1 mpg. I think that's darn good, especially considering that I had a passenger and a large number of bags and boxes in the back on the return trip.
#891 of 1887 Fueling fact or fiction?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 21, 2005 (2:45 pm)
"With gas prices at record highs, it's time to learn the truth about maximizing your miles per gallon."
#892 of 1887 2005 Ody EX-L
Mar 28, 2005 (9:07 pm)
just got back from a 600 mile weekend trip (first long drive since just after we bought it in Dec.). Started with about 2.2K on it, so decently broken in.
Got about 23.5 mpg overall, better by at least 10% over what our Quest got on the same drive. this is a combo of local highway, around town (not stop and go, more rural), and interstate. The interstate peice is on some hilly stretches, and included 80+ at times, and usually 70-75.
Going up, I got 24.5, and about 22.5 coming home today. But, most of the trip was in a torrential rain (with the defrost cranking), and a long stretch stopped on the NJ Turnpike. I usually got better mileage on the return leg with the old van.
So, averaging almost 24mpg on this drive was pretty impressive to me. I have no doubt that I could pull close to 28 on a open highway stretch with the cruise set near 70 (and without the hills and rain).
#893 of 1887 First tank mileage for 2005 Sienna LE
Mar 29, 2005 (9:33 am)
Couple of days back I refilled my Sienna for the first time. I got around 23.3 mpg with 80% HWY + 20 % City driving. I think that is good number considering the first 400 odd miles on my car. I did not accelrate or nreak hard and car never crossed 2500 rpm.
#894 of 1887 first 700 miles with my 2005 EX-L Odyssey
Mar 29, 2005 (11:45 am)
We averaged between 20-22 mpg.
Mixed driving with 70-80 mph on the freeway and 30% around-town driving.
The Toyota highlander that we previously owned (2001 V6 2wd) got pretty much the same milage over its lifetime.
That is surprising to me since the Ody is heavier, has a bigger engine and more horsies....
#895 of 1887 Re: 2005 Ody EX-L [stickguy]
Mar 30, 2005 (3:08 pm)
I agree the Odyssey should hit its EPA highway figure of 28 in such conditions.
We returned Sunday from a 2500 mile roundtrip to Florida with 3 people and lots of luggage aboard. Our Touring had 639 miles on it when we left. Got 27 mpg on I-95 in Georgia and Florida doing 70 mph going down. Running closer to 80 dropped the mileage by 3-4 mpg.
Coming back, got about 26 mpg in the hilly terrain of Virginia and West Virginia.
The on-board computer registered about 1 mpg less than actual useage.